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Roast chilli chicken with cauliflower and kale

You'll need

80 gm softened butter 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp sweet paprika ¾ tsp dried chilli flakes, or to taste Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon halved, for juice 4 chicken breasts, with winglet attached (about 200gm each), skin on 800 gm cauliflower (about 1), cut into florets 1½ cups torn kale (about ½ bunch) 50 ml olive oil


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 220C and line an oven tray with baking paper. Mash butter, garlic, paprika, chilli and lemon rind in a bowl to combine well, season generously to taste, then rub all over chicken pieces. Place chicken skin-side up on prepared tray along with lemon halves, cut-side down, and roast on the top rack of the oven until browned and cooked through (15-18 minutes), then squeeze one lemon half over chicken.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, place cauliflower, kale and oil in a bowl, season to taste and toss to combine. Spread on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast until cauliflower is golden and tender and kale is crisp (18-20 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, squeeze remaining lemon half over and toss to combine. Serve with chicken and pan juices.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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April 2016

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